Mcdowell, Alexander

McDowell, Alexander a Presbyterian minister, was born in Ireland, and came to this country in 1737; was licensed in 1739; and afterwards itinerated through portions of Maryland and Virginia, until, in 1741, he was ordained as an evangelist to Virginia, and subsequently to itinerate in New Castle Presbytery; in 1743 took charge of White Clay and Elk River churches; in 1752 was appointed principal of the Synod's school, which he afterwards removed to Elktown, Md., and in 1767 to Newark, Del. He continued to labor as a teacher and preacher until his death, Jan. 12, 1782. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1863, p. 48. (J. L. S.)

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